With the increasing quantity of large storms, communications can often be limited and getting the latest update on the storm above becomes difficult. Today, Technology X is taking a look at the CHAMP Survival Skybox. This compact multi-function emergency radio can keep you out of the dark, in more ways than one! Let’s take a closer look and see why this is the official real-time weather data partner with Weather Bug.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Taking a look at the exterior of the box you will get a full understanding of this radio, which can really be summed up quickly … multi-functional. From all sides of the box, CHAMP has outlined every features, specification and function that would be necessary to know. Almost to the point where you do not need to read through the user guide.
Opening up the informative exterior, we will find an AC power adapter, user guide and of course the Survival Skybox.
Starting from the front face of the radio you will find the radio tuning and volume knobs that bookend each side of the radio’s display. The display will read out a digital clock, calendar, temperature and the tuning for your radio receptions. Oh, and by the way, this a backlight LCD that will allow you to read the screen in the dark.
Just below the display you will find seven buttons that allow you to activate bluetooth, enable USB charging, up and down arrows to adjust tuning, choose AM/FM/NOAA receptions, set an alarm, advise an alert through NOAA, and of course power. On the lower side of the front face are two 3″ speakers.
If we rotate the radio 90 degrees to the right, you will find a flash light and distress light that you can use to help light the way or to signal for help. This light can swivel up and down, giving you control of your light beam. The light power button is found just above the light itself.
Rotating the multi-functional emergency radio another 90 degrees, you will see the back of the unit. The back of the unit features a removable flap that protects the inputs and outputs, which includes the AC in, USB Charger and Headphone jack. You will also find a small reset button to put the radio back to default settings.
Rotating the radio again, you will see on the side of the radio a hand crank that allows you to charge the radio without the use of AC.
Looking at the top of the unit, you will find that large solar panel that can also be used for charging the radio, the hideaway antenna and convenient carrying handle.